|Mother - Kathleen Norris|
LibriVox recording of Mother, by Kathleen Norris. Read by Megan Kunkel. With seven children and a home to take care of, Margaret wondered how her Mother could be so happy living a life that seemed all drudgery. As Margaret has new experiences, she comes to realize that "her mother was not only the truest, the finest, the most generous woman she had ever known, but the happiest as well". (Summary by Megan Kunkel) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS fee...
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|The Talisman - Sir Walter Scott|
LibriVox recording of The Talisman, by Sir Walter Scott. Read by Lizzie Driver The Talisman is a gripping tale set near the end of the Third Crusade. King Richard the Lionheart is grievously ill, and all around him the leaders from allied countries plot and scheme to gain personal power, putting the future of the crusade in jeopardy. Sir Kenneth of Scotland finds himself caught up in events, and finds both his honour and his life are now on the line...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; scott; crusades; Richard Lionheart; adventure; romance; sir walter scott
Downloads: 38,312 (2 reviews)
|The Elusive Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947)|
LibriVox recording of The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Read by Karen Savage. First Published in 1908, The Elusive Pimpernel is the 4th book in the classic adventure series about the Scarlet Pimpernel. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; french revolution; scarlet pimpernel
Downloads: 42,535 (2 reviews)
|On Liberty - John Stuart Mill|
LibriVox recording of On Liberty by John Stuart Mill. Published in 1859, On Liberty details Mill’s view that individuals should be left wholly free to engage in any activity, thought or belief that does not harm others. Simple though it sounds, it is a position that challenges our ideas on the very nature of government and society, and sheds light on some of the key issues we face today. A key text of political philosophy, On Liberty has been continuously in print since its first publication....
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; philosophy
Downloads: 70,325 (3 reviews)
|Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett)|
Librivox public domain recording of Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett). Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil...
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Downloads: 287,222 (6 reviews)
|Pollyanna - Porter, Eleanor H|
Librivox recording of Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Mary Anderson Pollyanna tells the story of Pollyanna Whittier, a young girl who goes to live with her wealthy Aunt Polly after her father’s death. Pollyanna’s philosophy of life centers around what she calls “The Glad Game”: she always tries to find something to be glad about in every situation, and to always do without delay whatever she thinks is right...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; children; porter; glad game
Downloads: 492,638 (4 reviews)
|The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare - G.K. Chesterton|
LibriVox recording of The Man who was Thursday, a Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton. Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz. In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view...
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Downloads: 316,947 (8 reviews)